Raised in County Cork Ireland, Simon Pearce began his career in glass at the Royal College of Art in London and worked in some of Europe's most renowned glass houses. In 1981, he moved his operations to Vermont, where he restored an old woolen mill and harnessed the hydro-power of the Ottauquechee River to fuel his glass furnace.
In 1993, a 32,000 square foot glass manufacturing facility was built in Windsor, Vermont. This more than doubled Simon Pearce glass production and in 1999 Simon Pearce opened a third glass blowing facility at the former Bausch & Lomb building in Mt. Lake Park, Maryland. With these facilities, Simon believes he will be able to grow and expand production to meet the demand for Simon Pearce glass well into the future.
For Stowe Craft Gallery customers, this means Simon Pearce glass will be a prized Vermont gift which can be enjoyed and collected for years to come.